Do not put on your resume, References available upon request. HR managers already know this and its a very overused phrase. Do not put the names and contact numbers of your professional references on your resume. How can the answer be improved? References do not belong on a resume, period. In most cases, references arent requested until after the final inperson interview or near the end of the hiring process.
HRs dont have time contact every candidates list of references; its much more efficient for them to wait until they have narrowed down the candidate pool to about 23 final If the job ad calls for you to list references on your resume, include references on a page that is separate from the body of your resume; that is, make your list of references separate from the first page of your resume, which should contain a header; a summary; a list of your key skills and technologies; your work experience; and your education.
Unless instructed to do so, do not include the list on your resume; rather, create it as a separate list of three references to send to the company. When an Employer Requests References In some cases, an employer will request references in the job posting. Otherwise, there is no need to include references in your resume. HR officers do not spend a lot of time on a resume. They will only scan for information that is required for the job. Keep in mind that the purpose of the resume is to get you to the interview stage.
Also, if the employer explicitly says they dont need resume references, dont include them. Seriously! Ignoring that information by adding references to your resume will make the hiring manager think you cant follow simple instructions, or that you didnt read the job posting closely.
There are two types of job references: professional and personal. Try to have three or four professional references and one or two personal references on your job reference page.
A professional reference might be a former supervisor, team leader, Human Resources manager, or even a coworker. I have another article with a video on how to format a list of job references which does a really good job of showing you a professional job references format and is very easy to copy and adapt to your own resume reference page. Your resume reference page can contain past coworkers, managers, even customers. But the references on your resume wont matter if the HR department or hiring manager doesnt like the look of your resume.
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